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of the business is in the mid-sized to smaller communities who have even fewer resources than the large cities, less expertise. if you take options off the table, it will be, well, what we've done for the last 40 years, and right now we have some real challenges. so any good manager is going to want to have a maximum number of options. allbee: you've got to have a serious conversation with your constituency about what it costs to deliver the service that you're required to deliver and to deliver the service that they want. paolicelli: and i think, ultimately, the responsibility is going to be down to the user of this commodity. it costs money to operate these systems. there's a need to continually invest in these systems. there's going to be new regulations. it's all going to cost money. allbee: for all practical purposes, people are going to have to pay about twice as much for these services as they currently do. because a lot of the pipe that went in, a lot of the plants that went in, went in with very sizable portions of federal grant money, mechanisms that are no longer in place. narrator:
that that department and the city at large respond to complaints about bed bugs; it has become more prevalent. it has become a lot more of the issue as the media gives more attention to this. the city has adopted protocols to respond to this in a more timely manner. to get back to the report, the mission sro collaborative, senior action collaborative, we went out and we interviewed over 150 sro tenants who live in chinatown, mission, central city area, seniors, people with disabilities. we had a wide range of questions. it is focused on being a needs assessment. to see what sort of needs the population was facing so we could identify recommendations slowly work to implement those recommendations. we have a couple of other people who will speak about those things today. i will turn it over to jessica at this point to talk a little bit more about what the results of the report were and some of the recommendations that came out of that report. >> thank you. thanks so much to the council for having us here and thank you to joanna fraguli for coordinating this. it is exciting work. it is won
and into the neighborhood. city crews tell us piles of large debris plugged up the culvert and the force of the flood water started washing away the earth between the culvert and the road. that's when the pavement collapsed on top of the utility lines. there could have been raw sue -- sewage running down the treat. >> it was a moving target. we saul the road had begun to dip, appeared to be failing. we called central sand. they were working on top of the failing road, and they worked very rapidly through the morning, and were able to get the line in before the road finally collapsed. reporter: this chest of drawers is among the debris that washed down the creek and plugged up the culvert. you can see logs, tree stumps and an assortment of garbage. the city still doesn't have an accurate read how many homes are affected but says the residents will probably by without water throughout the night. interestingly the same culvert was plugged and caused serious flooding in 1997. back livement you can see the hole in the ground. hey several utility crews out here trying to restore service and other crews are tryin
covers the 9.4 irrigated acres that comprise over four city blocks of that large and iconic park. the alamo square project that we propose, this mou would cover anyway would cover this need within the park. the current system there we have a leaking irrigation system that is over 30 years old. more stunningingly we have a corroded coupler line, over 70 years old which far exceeds life cycle of that time. we have low water pressure in the park, which impacts our water distribution in the existing irrigation system. we have an inefficient irrigation system design and layout difficult to maintain lawn and steep slopes and underutilized areas. this is the actual need we have. in june of this year we were awarded by the puc the -- a grant in the amount of 1,318,485 to undertake this project, which requires the mou before you today. that particular project we have proposed would address these particular items. it would replace irrigation system. replace that completely quick cover line, install a booster pump to increase water pressure, improve irrigation system layout and design, repl
sets of fences have been damaged. downed trees could be found all over san francisco today. the city received 40 calls of either large downed trees or fallen limb. we found two trouble spots on oak street but neither as serious at the tree that came down on walnut street. it pulled up part othe sidewalk and damaged a car parked on the street. >> obviously disappointing. you got to go with the insurance process and everything. thankfully i'm insured. but as my neighbor put it. you could replace a car. some of these trees have been here 80, 100 years so it's tough on that end as well. >> in addition to downed trees, there were other problems in the city. a power pole snapped, and the northern police station saw serious street flooding which came close to entering the building. the department of public works says all is fine now. live in san francisco, chance chance. >> ama: and right now pg&e is working to restore power to more than 240u7b customers around the bay area. as of this afternoon more than 1240u7b in east bay are without power, and there are more than 4,000 without power on
and with all of its services and amendies, adjacent to it, is the large tower. the tower of course is a key participant in the financial district of san francisco and we think that it represents the best thinking in the united states about transit-based development. the transit city tower is on mission street. it is address will be 101 first. and i will show you in a few minutes how that is going to be worked out. it is just north of the transit center itself. connects at the roof top park and also surrounded by greenry, and particularly on the eastern side, is a place called mission square. when will be a beautiful park, entrance to the tower as well as the transit center. here you see the ground floor of the transit center itself. it is designed to be a permeable building. the tower works directly with what we call the grand hall. that is the main space of the center, in a perfect kind of compliment to each other of activities and address and support and even security and i will go into that in some detail. this street level is cut through the grand hall and the bus deck above that and th
, abc7 news. >>> city crews in lafayette resume work this morning on a large hole on a street that may take days to fix. the sinkhole is on mountain view drive near mount diablo boulevard created by vol len creek interest yesterday's huge storm it began flowing into the neighborhood after piles of large debris clogged up the culvert washed await earth between culvert and the road when the road collapsed it snapped off a water service line, a sueage line and badly damaged a water main -- sewage line and badly damaged a water main. amy hollyfield will have a live report in the next half hour. >>> this morning road crews in santa cruz county assessing damage of a washed out road. this photo of vine hill road near camino vista the road is closed in both directions. manager says it is not clear how long it is going to take to repair the closure will be long term. two other rock sides on highway 17 yesterday morning were -- rock slides on highway 17 yesterday morning were cleared by afternoon. >>> middle school in fairfax suffered significant flooding. the school library was flooded and ther
the wind and rain. city crews work into the night cutting tree that toppled as a this tree started making cracking noises at 5:00 a.m. in front of rob porter's home. >> and then there was a large -- probably five minutes after the crack lig, a huge thud. >> in all the department of public works cleaned up the trees. it is real busy. >> this latest storm spared no neighborhood. it was snapped near moraga street. there was sig president cay -- significant street flooding. two large branches landed on one of the thoroughfares. and in city heights, a tree uprooted taking part of the street with it. a prius on the street was also damaged. >> you can replace a car, and some of the streets have been here 80 years. >> despite the loss of some trees, the city says thankfully there was little property damage and no injuries. although at this home, the family dog did come close to getting hurt. a large tree belonging to the house two doors down came crashing down on their backyard. >> i was thankful it didn't land on my dog. that would be tragic. i am glad he ran. he has big, long legs so he could r
liquor licenses. >> to that, in part, i would say that is a structural problem, and largely driven by our statutes. this governor is very pro- expansion of business. and in favor of things that make this city and state great. there is mileage from your local representatives on this. the governor is going to be supportive of whenever you want to do in the city of san francisco. -- what ever you want to do in the city of san francisco. >> i own a corner bar and i'm basically in the same boat. i am an entrepreneur and i want to open another bar and not got
joins us in new york city. so what is going on here, jamie? >> reporter: there are large concerns and it is pretty serious why we're talking about it again. martha, it has been already five days and there is no sign of this 11-year-old cancer patient known only as emily but authorities haven't given up hope. they have actually expanded their search and making clear that time is not on their side. take a look at this. this is a snippet of surveillance video they're working with, showing emily inside the phoenix children's hospital where she has been treated for lukemia a day before her scheduled discharge. you see her without a wig and iv pole. her mom puts her in different clothes and disguise that allowed her to go undedected outside the hospital as police are describes an as black van. a alert nurse quickly contacted 911. the catheter in emily's heart, doctors say, if it becomes infected could have deadly consequences. the little girl had one arm amputated from a previous infection. >> i can tell you we have searched for these, location of these individuals, both locally and out
the puc with that? >> i can and we have city attorney here who is also familiar with this and perhaps could fill in some of the gaps for me. the code of conduct largely came out of the -- the law that created the code of conduct requirement came out of the experience that pg&e and marin energy had when marin energy launched its program so the code of conduct puts certain restrictions on both parties, the utility, in our case pg&e and on us as a cca. broadly speaking it prohibits either party from misleading customers. it requires that any expenditures that pg&e incurs to actively market against the program cannot be reimbursed by rate payers and shared by shareholders. it allows pg&e to answer questions and educate about their program and how it compares to our program. it requires both parties to work with the california public utilities commission public advisor's office to create a comparison document that would be made able by all parties on the two program offerings. so that gives you some of the key elements. >> and the code of conduct you said is in the process of being ap
to fort mason, which will increase large vehicle traffic on street already impacted with the golden gate transit, sightseeing buses and public buses. one of the city's most popular tourist destinations. most importantly, adding the potential of 5,000 visitors per day to the marina district or population this neighborhood,7jp%[ and ce adverse impacts on parking and traffic in an already very congested area. drastically altering a residential neighborhood and the businesses already established at fort mason is bold considering the fort mason merchants group do not believe it is a feasible alternative and voted against it. marina green is in capacity due to children's athletic leagues and the different experiences1' tourists have coming to the marina green through the rec and park department. this resolution urgency national park service to abandon plans tu relocate the alcatraz to the fort mason and continue their service at our port. i've already met with mps to encourage them to work with the port and look forward to them continuing that effort. second today i'm introducing legislation
seen a dramatic drop in litter 0 around the city. san jose officials say their next goal is to eliminate polystyrene foam. they plan to present the city warmest to the city council in february to phase out foam boxes for large established starting in 2014 and small restaurants in 2015. >> the specific gun club may not be evicted after all the board of supervisors are expected to vote on the matter tomorrow. the city voted to of the to the club back in july after the estimated soil cleanup costs of the site would be $10.5 million. but during the eviction process, the club reached a deal for a month- to-month lease with the city. the gun club has been at this location for nearly 80 years. >> members of nasa's curiosity team are expected to give an update of its mission to mars today at noon. --the announcement will be delivered here in san francisco at the annual fall meeting of the american geophysical union. rumors about a big discovery began after curiosity's sciences was quoted as saying that a rover instrument responsible for finding inorganic compounds had gathered da
and some of them deal with very profound circumstances facing our city. others deal with the potholes. and what's happening on the street corner, and what we're hearing from our parents. us to address those issues large and small and again that is why i will be supporting this measure. >> supervisor campos: thank you. supervisor olague. >> supervisor olague: i'm just going to mention that i receive e-mails all the time with people that are upset that there are homeless people in the neighborhood. i probably get more e-mails protesting that than just about anything and i would be the last person to ever legislate banning homeless people from certain parts of the city. so and so i'm still trying to understand what is so unique and so different about what's happened that we need this now, even though for all these decades that has not been the case. and the second point is i want to be very clear. i don't know that anyone is saying taking care of the little things that happen in a neighborhood are not important. those things are what make the life of a neighborhood work. the pothole is a
to get to ocean much faster. narrator: cities throughout southern california converted natural rivers to these concrete channels, part of their storm drain systems. this allowed expanding development without the need for large flood plains. kharaghani: the los angeles river is approximately 51 miles. concrete reduces the size of the river that you need to carry the water because it speeds up the flow of water. if you'd like to remove all the concrete and to have natural system to carry the water to protect you from flooding, you need to have almost one mile on each side of the river set aside for transport of rain. so in order for the city to have use of those lands around the river, concrete made it possible to have minimum land so the water can be carried to the ocean in the fastest possible way. but, unfortunately, because of population growth and poor housekeeping, people are putting a lot of pollutants on the street and the streets are the openings to our stormwater sewer system. in an average year, 4,000 to 5,000 tons of trash ends up in long beach. man: we've created a system t
with the storm drains here. larry captures this flooding on the corner of sacramento and lagoona. in the city pacific heights neighborhood. there you can see all of that water. now, further down south. boulder creek, take a look at this. brian shared this photo of a very, very large tree that crashed downright on highway 236. this is near china grade road. you can send us your photos e- mail photos at ktvu.com on post them on our facebook page or tweet them. >>> the storm may be gone but the rain not quite. ktvu meteorologist mark tamayo is next with when to expect more wet weather hey, look! a shooting star! make a wish! i wish we could lie here forever. i wish this test drive was over, so we could head back to the dealership. [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. test drive! but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never been easier to get a jetta. that's the power of german engineering. get $0 down, $0 due at signing, $0 deposit, and $0 first month's payment on any new volkswagen. visit vwdealer.com today. >>> well t has been an active weather wee
on the corner of sacramento and lagoona. in the city pacific heights neighborhood. there you can see all of that water. now, further down south. boulder creek, take a look at this. brian shared this photo of a very, very large tree that crashed downright on highway 236. this is near china grade road. you can send us your photos e- mail photos at ktvu.com on post them on our facebook page or tweet them. >>> the storm may be gone >>> well t has been an active weather week. we finally get a chance to dry out for tonight with all of the rainfall. out of the picture. remember, we were talking about 3 storms over the past few days. the numbers adding up. as far as the numbers total up, in the past 24 hours, take a look at those, put it in motion. once again, the band of heavy rain, pushing across the region. between 6:00 and eight clock. the -- 6:00 and 8:00. as far as live storm tracker 2 right now. not a lot of live coverage to show you. heading down to the south. down towards southern californ and that trend will continue as the system continues to weaken and dissipate and head out of tow
, keep the creeks clear of garbage and when they do see garbage piling up to give city officials a call and this situation they say was just too late. amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >>> road crews will be out today trying to make sure they are repairing a large pothole on highway 4 in pittsburg and that repair work is holding. the gave flat tires to drivers yesterday morning. at one point there was a line of cars with flats from that pothole. one driver told us, 25 cars were waiting to get fix. >>> people in live in a vallejo mobile home park are back home this morning. under water as a creek overflowed. there were whitewater rapids through the middle of that park forcing residents to move to higher ground. this morning the water receded things are still muddy. no injuries. the storm watch continues here, stay with you can track the rainy time with live doppler 7 hd at abc7news.com. >>> bart says its computer system should be up and running normally this morning following a power outage that shutdown the system twice, knocking out bart's main system yesterday some were stranded an hour befo
. jordanian officials say it was first coordinated bombings at large shopping malls in ayman. almost simultaneously, machine gun and bomb attacks on cafe and hotels frequented by diplomats and tourists. with the city's police responding to those attacks, jordanian officials say the terrorists plan to launch the main assault on the u.s. embassy in amman. it's one of america's biggest embassies in the world. tom sanderson says the motivation for the attack was to show p capability. >> to inflict damage on the united states, inflict damage, physical and reputational, on the jordanian government in an environment in which all other governments are certainly dealing with their own difficulties right now. >> reporter: all 11 suspects were rounded up by jordanian security forces in mid october. jordanian officials say they'd planned to strike on november 9th, the seventh anniversary of the last al qaeda attack in jordan. when suicide bombers struck three hotels in amman, killing about 60 people. the man who claimed responsible for that attack was al zarqawi who led the group al qaeda in ira
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